B&M's in-house engineering designs professional working on a utility overhead design project in AutoCAD
B&M service technician with safety gear auditing the electrical equipment as a part of the full service electrical services from B&M

Engineering & Design

There is no outsourcing in our engineering team. Instead you will find an in-house department that consists of Professional Engineers, Designers, CAD Technicians and Field Technicians that possess a strong working knowledge of both the National Electric Safety Code and local utility construction standards.

Black & McDonald engineers engage our field personnel in constructability reviews. This approach results in high quality drawings with minimal field changes, which saves time and money for our customers. Our engineering team is well versed in a wide range of design packages, including those employed by our customers. This enables our team to create designs directly in our customer asset management and mapping systems. Black & McDonald’s service offerings range from single pole designs to large EPC projects. Our specific capabilities include:

Distribution Engineering

  • Distribution Design (Overhead/Underground)
  • Substation Design
  • PLS/CAD Design
  • Lateral Upgrades & Re-Conductor Design
  • Subdivision Design
  • Field Engineering & Design
  • Construction Drawings
  • Cost Estimating
  • Right of Way Procurement

Joint Use

  • Project Management/Program Administration
  • Permit Management
  • Pole Inventory & Audits
  • NESC Clearance Analysis
  • Pole Load Analysis
  • Make Ready Design
  • Value Engineering
  • NJUNS Management

Inspections & Surveys

  • Pole Inspections
  • Pad Mount & Aerial Transformer Inspections
  • Outdoor Lighting Inventories/Reconciliation
  • Construction Inspection
  • GIS Mapping/Consultation

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You believe that if something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right. That solutions should be made to last. That being part of a team means working not just for oneself but for one another. That’s how we operate too.